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Old Aug 3rd 2011, 8:50 am
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to get lots of english things even though the country you now live in is about as far away from england as you can get without having Penguins as neighbours....


Just curious...
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Originally Posted by Dustybin View Post
to get lots of english things even though the country you now live in is about as far away from england as you can get without having Penguins as neighbours....


Just curious...
The English many years ago obtained silk from China, tea from India, tobacco from North America, still demand full English breakfast and real English pubs in Spain and Greece and the rest of Europe so why the hell should they not do the same with NZ......
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It's not the distance that's the problem, it's the restrictive customs duties that make British goods hard to get.
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to get lots of english things even though the country you now live in is about as far away from england as you can get without having Penguins as neighbours....


Just curious...
Must admit I never expected to get ought from the old country when I came here over 6 years ago. I would murder for a sainburys in Palmy now though!!!
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Still, it's okay to expect to find all manner of wordly ingredients; cocoa, spices, rice, Italian pasta, Champagne, French mustard, Chinese vegetables, bananas or Japanese cars, BUT dare to mention anything of English origin and you get your freakin head chewed off.
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Did anyone ever wonder whether very many of us would be here at all if those early settlers hadn't imported sheep, cows or grapes?

Chinese Gooseberries? Say no more.....
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Isnt there an English section in most New World supermarkets?

Ya know with things likeMcvities (sp) digestives and jaffa cakes (OMG so good, MIL sends those to us all the time, though hasnt since we got to Oz) etc
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Did anyone ever wonder whether very many of us would be here at all if those early settlers hadn't imported sheep, cows or grapes?

Chinese Gooseberries? Say no more.....
Heretic. They're from New Zealand!!!!!!
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Some one is going to come up with my favourite soon........can't buy good English tea.......
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Some one is going to come up with my favourite soon........can't buy good English tea.......


Which gets exported to China
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Still, it's okay to expect to find all manner of wordly ingredients; cocoa, spices, rice, Italian pasta, Champagne, French mustard, Chinese vegetables, bananas or Japanese cars, BUT dare to mention anything of English origin and you get your freakin head chewed off.
I don't remember any cannibalism occuring on here?

Thread was not mean't to be an attack on anyone, just a light hearted question about peoples reasons.

What about all the things you can get, that was much more of a surprise to me. You can get carlsberg special brew in my local supermarket, now that is odd....
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I don't remember any cannibalism occuring on here?

Thread was not mean't to be an attack on anyone, just a light hearted question about peoples reasons.

What about all the things you can get, that was much more of a surprise to me. You can get carlsberg special brew in my local supermarket, now that is odd....

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When we turned up in NZ back in February my husbands' brother in law welcomed him into his house with a bottle of Heineken lager ! I assume European beer is the 'smart choice' in Auckland. My husband had been hanging out for all and any NZ beer ! We later went to the supermarket to get NZ beer which we shared with our hosts by putting it in their fridge.
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What about all the things you can get, that was much more of a surprise to me. You can get carlsberg special brew in my local supermarket, now that is odd....
That will be handy if we become tramps!
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Default Re: Reasons why you thought you would be able ....

I was amazed to be able to get Lancashire cheese actually made in Lancashire in Countdown when I arrived 4 years ago but I think all these UK centric things are easier to get in Wellington, every second person on the street seems to have a British accent here so there's obviously some demand which may be lacking in other areas.
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